Animal Arrivals

Member POV: The Soussens Family
October 1, 2017

Two mandrill babies were born in August. Photo by Lori Conley

August births included a bonanza of rattlesnake babies: three banded rock rattlesnakes, five Southwestern speckled rattlesnakes, and 24 Santa Catalina Island rattleless rattlesnakes—great news for this critically endangered species. Among the mammal births were a black howler monkey, a red-flanked duiker, and two mandrills. Hatchings included a Cape thick-knee, six black-headed weavers, and a greater roadrunner.

A pair of male rhinoceros hornbills arrived from Nashville Zoo, and a giant desert centipede was acquired for the Desert LAIR.

Animal Arrivals

One of the L.A. Zoo herpetology staff’s specialties is rattlesnakes. In August, three different species had babies: Santa Catalina Island rattleless, Southwest speckled, and banded rock rattlesnakes. Photos by Ian Recchio